• Passenger dies after driver loses control along West I-12, crashes into tree

    Passenger dies after driver loses control along West I-12, crashes into tree
    BATON ROUGE - BRPD Homicide Detectives are investigating a deadly crash late Friday night that resulted in the death of one person.According to police, the incident happened shortly before midnight along West I-12. Authorities say the driver lost control of a 2012 Dodge Charger, left the roadway, and crashed into a tree.One of the passengers, identified as 24 year old Doneshia Burton, was then ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene. The driver and two other passengers received minor inj
  • 'Southern Nights' designated Louisiana's state cultural song

    'Southern Nights' designated Louisiana's state cultural song
    BATON ROUGE (AP) — Louisiana is reshuffling its official state songs list.Lawmakers voted to add “Southern Nights” by New Orleans native Allen Toussaint as the state’s official cultural song, while keeping “You Are My Sunshine,” co-written by former Gov. Jimmy Davis, in its long-held place as the state’s official song. Toussaint’s song, according to lawmakers, was inspired by time spent in Terrebonne Parish.But the
  • Decades-old case in Louisiana ends with husband's arrest

    Decades-old case in Louisiana ends with husband's arrest
    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — A more than four-decade-old murder case in Louisiana has been closed with the arrest of the victim’s now elderly husband, authorities said Saturday.Chester Vegas Sr., 78, of Cut Off, was arrested Friday on a charge of second-degree murder in the Oct. 10, 1977 death of his wife, Diane Vegas, 32, the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office said. Diane Vegas’ body was found with a bullet in the back at The Chicken House, a restaurant in Golde
  • Biden urges G-7 leaders to call out and compete with China

    Biden urges G-7 leaders to call out and compete with China
    CARBIS BAY, England (AP) — Leaders of the world’s largest economies unveiled an infrastructure plan Saturday for the developing world to compete with China’s global initiatives, but there was no immediate consensus on how forcefully to call out Beijing over human rights abuses.Citing China for its forced labor practices is part of President Joe Biden’s campaign to persuade fellow democratic leaders to present a more unified front to compete economically w
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  • Baton Rouge children participate in Ochsner's COVID-19 vaccine trials

    Baton Rouge children participate in Ochsner's COVID-19 vaccine trials
    BATON ROUGE- A new clinical trial testing Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine on children is underway.Ochsner is performing the clinical trial in their New Orleans and Shreveport locations, and now children from Baton Rouge are volunteering to join. Presley Beck, 10, says she's ready to see the end of the coronavirus pandemic."So we can just do things that we used to do without having to wear masks, and we can get vaccinated so we're safe," she said.That's why she and her mom Camille took the drive from
  • Teen killed after being found near interstate following shooting, crash overnight

    Teen killed after being found near interstate following shooting, crash overnight
    BATON ROUGE - An 18-year-old was found dead after police were called to the scene of a crash on I-10 near Essen Lane overnight.Responding officers said the teen's body was found in a grassy area and three people were seen running from the scene.Cornell McDuffey, 18, of Santa Rosa Ave. was identified as the shooting victim.  He died at a hospital, police said.Two of the three people seen running away from the scene were detained but are not cooperating, police said.  They were
  • Louisiana governor agrees to let some felons on jury service

    Louisiana governor agrees to let some felons on jury service
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards has signed into law a measure that allows some people convicted of felonies in Louisiana to be able to serve on juries for civil and criminal cases.The bill by Baton Rouge Democratic Rep. Denise Marcelle narrowly won final passage in the legislative session that ended Thursday.Under current law, people convicted of a felony crime can only serve on a jury if they have been pardoned by a governor. Marcelle’s bill changes t
  • Louisiana increasing fees for hunting, fishing licenses

    Louisiana increasing fees for hunting, fishing licenses
    BATON ROUGE - At the start of the new year, it's going to cost you more to enjoy the Sportsman's Paradise as hunting and fishing permits will see a price increase in Louisiana.Earlier this week, state lawmakers gave the green light to increase annual fees for hunting and fishing licenses. The current basic, annual fishing fee of $9.50 will increase to $17.00, and the license itself will increase from $15.00 a year to $20.00.Some residents, like Brandon Williams, are frustrated by the increased
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  • Hiring incentives paying off from some businesses

    Hiring incentives paying off from some businesses
    BATON ROUGE - Compared to a few months ago, Brad Zito of Drusilla Seafood Restaurant is feeling much more optimistic about hiring, even though the restaurant is not yet fully staffed."Every single day, we have to discuss, 'do we have enough staff for the amount of business we have on our books,'" Zito said.Recently, Zito has been able to plug some of the gaps in his staff that surfaced as COVID-19 restrictions were lifted."I think we've probably hired about five or six new servers, and we've hi
  • Lafayette police working triple shooting in parking lot of headquarter

    Lafayette police working triple shooting in parking lot of headquarter
    LAFAYETTE - Three people were hit by gunfire in a shooting near Lafayette police headquarters.According to KATC, police are working the scene on University Avenue. No fatal injuries have been reported and LPD says no officers were involved.Students at the University of Louisiana have been notified to stay away from the area.Further details are limited at this time.Permalink| Comments
  • LSU Men's Track wins NCAA outdoors National Championship

    LSU Men's Track wins NCAA outdoors National Championship
    The LSU men's track team has won it's fifth NCAA outdoor title with a dominating showing at the NCAA Championships at historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.Strong showings in both the track and field events at the national championships allowed the LSU Tigers to distance themselves from the rest of the competition.JuVaughn Harrison once again pulled off the rare double-double as he won the long jump and high jump competitions, repeating the feat he first perfected in the indoor season.&n
  • Giant tree branch causes traffic diversion on Perkins Road

    Giant tree branch causes traffic diversion on Perkins Road
    BATON ROUGE - People driving down Perkins Road had to take a detour thanks to a giant tree limb in the middle of the street.Police had to block off the intersection of Perkins and Reymond after a large tree branch suddenly broke off and landed in the road. No vehicles or property were damaged and no one was injured.Residents of the area say they heard a loud crack when the branch broke off the tree. It is still unclear what caused it to fall.Permalink| Comments
  • Parish officials clean up gallons of litter on the side of the road

    Parish officials clean up gallons of litter on the side of the road
    TANGIPAHOA PARISH - Several barrels of waste were dumped on Old Hwy 51 between Ponchatoula and Manchac on Monday.Parish Code Enforcement was alerted to the illegal dump and located five 55-gallon barrels discarded on the side of the road and in the water. The Tangipahoa Parish Road and Bridge Department sent crews to clean up the mass amount of litter.The Parish Sheriff's Office and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries worked together to identify and locate the offender. The perso
  • Juneteenth signed into Louisiana law as state holiday

    Juneteenth signed into Louisiana law as state holiday
    BATON ROUGE- Governor John Bel Edwards signed a bill Thursday declaring Juneteenth a state holiday.The bill passed unanimously in both the House and the Senate. Juneteenth is observed on June 19, but the bill does not go into effect until the beginning of August.Juneteenth is the anniversary of June 19, 1865, when the last enslaved African-Americans were freed. You can learn more about the holiday here.Permalink| Comments
  • Woman allegedly set relatives' home on fire after they tried to make her leave

    Woman allegedly set relatives' home on fire after they tried to make her leave
    PONCHATOULA - A woman was arrested after she allegedly set fire to her relatives' home when they tried to kick her out.The state fire marshal's office said deputies investigated the home on Crown Drive in Ponchatoula on June 7 and determined Savannah Scariano, 25, started the fire.Deputies said the homeowners were allowing Scariano to stay at their house, but they got into an argument earlier that day after her family members tried to make her leave. Everyone left the property shortly after the
  • BR soldiers in same overseas task force die days apart in unrelated, non-combat incidents

    BR soldiers in same overseas task force die days apart in unrelated, non-combat incidents
    BATON ROUGE - A pair of servicemen from the capital area serving in the same military task force died just days apart from one another, according to the Department of Defense. Federal officials said Spc. Joshua S. Robinson, 22, of Baton Rouge died Thursday at Camp Buehring, Kuwait as a result of a non-combat-related incident. Robinson was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 156th Infantry Regiment, Louisiana Army National Guard in Lake Charles. The Defense Department said he was overse
  • Louisiana District Attorney's Association working to fix broken system involving multiple bonds

    Louisiana District Attorney's Association working to fix broken system involving multiple bonds
    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana District Attorney's Association (LDAA) is working to address a problem that could put your safety as risk.The WBRZ Investigative Unit exposed suspects getting multiple bonds back in December. The situation is back in the spotlight after one of the suspects tied to a triple murder on College Drive, which left a toddler dead, was out on three different bonds when he was arrested this week.Loren Lampert is the Executive Director of the LDAA. He said judges sometimes don
  • WBRZ chronicles wild LSU baseball season in special broadcast at 9:30 a.m. Saturday

    WBRZ chronicles wild LSU baseball season in special broadcast at 9:30 a.m. Saturday
    BATON ROUGE - LSU is keeping its baseball season alive in the NCAA Super Regional tournament this weekend.The Tigers will face Tennessee in two, possibly three games, Saturday, Sunday and Monday if needed.The tournament and the hope of a College World Series game come amid head coach Paul Mainieri's retirement.  His final season is one for the books!WBRZ will chronicle Mainieri's career and his wild final season in a special presentation Saturday morning at 9:30.Stream the WBRZ basebal
  • BRFD make arrest for apartment complex arson

    BRFD make arrest for apartment complex arson
    BATON ROUGE - Fire Department Investigators have arrested 38-year-old Milton Maloid for arson.On March 30 at around 2:26 a.m. a fire started at an apartment complex in the 4100 block of Mohican Crossover. The fire was extinguished by the building's sprinkler system and caused an estimated $25,000 worth of damage.Maloid has been charged with Aggravated Arson and Criminal Damage to Property.Permalink| Comments
  • Man fatally shot best friend after mistaking him for intruder

    Man fatally shot best friend after mistaking him for intruder
    DINWIDDIE, Va. - A man mistook his best friend for an intruder outside his Virginia home and fatally shot him, authorities said.Matthew Sharpf and his family were asleep in their home Tuesday night when Jonathan Hankins showed up unexpectedly, Sheriff’s Maj. William Knott told The Richmond Times-Dispatch.Hankins “came banging around to the door and the side of the house,” Knott said. “I don’t know whether it was to shock him, or whether it was a
  • Man shot to death while sitting in vehicle near Baton Rouge convenience store

    Man shot to death while sitting in vehicle near Baton Rouge convenience store
    BATON ROUGE - A man died Thursday night after he was shot while sitting in his car outside a convenience store. The Baton Rouge Police Department said the shooting happened around 11:16 p.m. on N Foster Drive near Choctaw Drive.Police said Darrian Carter, 23, was shot in his vehicle and died at the scene. The department is looking for a potential suspect and motive in the killing. Police are asking anyone with information to contact (225)389-4869.Permalink| Comments
  • Controversial pastor Tony Spell ticketed for shooting alligator outside church

    Controversial pastor Tony Spell ticketed for shooting alligator outside church
    CENTRAL - Pastor Tony Spell, who made a name for himself by violating safety regulations during the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, was ticketed this past week for killing an alligator near his church.The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said Spell shot the animal behind the Life Tabernacle Church in Central on June 5. The agency was notified about the incident after Spell posted photos of the dead gator on social media.Agents found Spell in possession of the six-foot gato
  • LSU officially opening Tiger Stadium for tours

    LSU officially opening Tiger Stadium for tours
    BATON ROUGE- Beginning Monday, June 14 LSU football fans can take a walking tour of Tiger Stadium. LSU Athletics says tours include walking through the Bill Lawton Room, The Ready Room, The Jeff Boss Locker Room and the players' tunnel. During the 45-minute tour, fans can also touch the iconic "WIN" bar.Tours will be held Monday through Friday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. except Wednesday when the morning tour will start at 9 a.m.Walking tours are $10 for adults and $5 for children and ticket
  • Authorities arrest second man in alleged Dept of Education fraud, money-laundering scheme

    Authorities arrest second man in alleged Dept of Education fraud, money-laundering scheme
    BATON ROUGE - Authorities have arrested a second man in connection with an alleged fraud and money-laundering scheme that they believe was led by a former Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) employee. According to an arrest report, both Romney Manuel and Manuel's cousin, 46-year-old Demietriek Scott, were arrested in connection with the alleged plot. The report says Manuel, a former program consultant with LDOE, used a series of programming techniques to
  • Texas hospital suspends 178 employees for not complying with vaccine mandate

    Texas hospital suspends 178 employees for not complying with vaccine mandate
    HOUSTON - A Texas hospital suspended more than 100 staffers who refused to get the COVID vaccine despite a mandate requiring that all employees get the shot by this week.Houston Methodist hospital, which oversees eight different locations had set a deadline this Monday for staff to get vaccinated or face suspension or possibly termination.On Tuesday, the hospital said 178 full-time and part-time employees who were not granted an exemption or deferral for the vaccine were suspended two weeks wit
  • Ascension Parish flood debris removal to begin next week

    Ascension Parish flood debris removal to begin next week
    ASCENSION PARISH - Ascension Parish residents impacted by flooding during May of 2021 will soon see flood debris removed from the area.According to a Friday news release from the Ascension Parish Government, DRC Emergency Services will begin removing construction and demolition debris during the later part of the week of June 14. This date may change, as debris removal is dependant on when all roads are accessible. Residents are asked to begin placing construction and demoliti
  • Office Park highlights more drainage problems they say have gone unaddressed for years

    Office Park highlights more drainage problems they say have gone unaddressed for years
    BATON ROUGE- More than 2 dozen offices flooded for the first time in more than 20 years at Camden Office Park off Summa Avenue leaving residents out of patients."We got some rain and it flooded, we got two feet in the back of the offices that face the canal,” said Mustafa Mohammad, the office complex part owner.The owners' frustration is now boiling over because the city-parish has not answered their complaints about drainage. They blame the flooding on the building of Our Lady of the
  • NEW: Tropical Outlook has something to keep an eye on

    NEW: Tropical Outlook has something to keep an eye on
    Friday 1pm Tropical OutlookThere is one area to watch in the southernmost Gulf of Mexico. No “X” on the map means there is no circulation yet, just the possibility that one will form. The yellow highlighted area in the southern Gulf has a near 0% chance of developing over the weekend and a low chance of developing in the next 5 days at 20%.Slow development is expected in the first half of next week. Until a circulation develops the uncertainty remains very high. If/When a ci
  • Chances of tropical development going up in the S.W. Gulf

    Chances of tropical development going up in the S.W. Gulf
    Saturday 9AM Tropical Outlook:The National Hurricane Center continues to highlight the southwestern Gulf of Mexico for potential tropical development and a tropical depression may develop by the middle of next week. Development chances are now up to 40% over the next five days.
    An area of disturbed weather in the eastern Pacific is expected to cross into the southwestern Gulf late this weekend or early next week, and then slowly drift to the north or northwest. At that time, models are in decen
  • Family of Alton Sterling quietly accepted $4.5M settlement last month

    Family of Alton Sterling quietly accepted $4.5M settlement last month
    BATON ROUGE - The family of Alton Sterling accepted an offer from the East Baton Rouge Metro Council to settle its wrongful death lawsuit against the city-parish.Court documents show the family requested a judge dismiss the case in mid May, about three months after the metro council approved the $4.5 million settlement offer from the city-parish government. The settlement includes an upfront payment of $1 million taken from East Baton Rouge's insurance reserve funds. Sterling
  • Animals abandoned at construction site of animal shelter

    Animals abandoned at construction site of animal shelter
    Work is underway for a new animal shelter in Ascension Parish, but it appears people aren't waiting for the space to open to leave their animals behind.Construction workers at the site have found multiple animals dropped off without a second thought, and the same problem has been happening across the region. Johnathan Henriques with Another Animal Rescue Group, for example, found kittens left in a box on railroad tracks in Prairieville.More than a dozen of these kinds of drop-offs have been dis
  • State income tax deadline June 15; storm-related extension granted to 5 parishes

    State income tax deadline June 15; storm-related extension granted to 5 parishes
    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Revenue issued a Friday, June 11 news release stating that for most Louisiana taxpayers, the deadline for filing and paying their 2020 Louisiana state income taxes is June 15, 2021. The filing and payment deadline is extended to Aug. 16 for those whose homes, principal places of business, critical tax records or paid tax preparers are in five parishes declared federal disaster areas following severe storms and flooding on May
  • Racial tensions simmer as Southern Baptists hold key meeting

    Racial tensions simmer as Southern Baptists hold key meeting
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Race-related tensions within the Southern Baptist Convention are high heading into a national meeting next week. The election of a new SBC president and debate over the concept of systemic racism may prove pivotal for some Black pastors as they decide whether to stay in the denomination or leave.It could be a watershed moment for America’s largest Protestant denomination. The SBC was founded before the Civil War as a defender of slavery, and only in 1
  • EBR Schools invites public to participate in two June town hall meetings

    EBR Schools invites public to participate in two June town hall meetings
    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Parish School System is inviting the public to two town hall-style meetings in June.According to a post on its Facebook page, EBR Schools is hosting the meeting in hopes of obtaining feedback from community members, families, and stakeholders during a discussion of the school system's strategic plan.The first meeting will take place Tuesday, June 15 at 6 p.m. at Scotlandville Magnet High School and the second at Wednesday, June 16 at 4:30 p.m. at Libe
  • Florida bans 'critical race theory' from its classrooms

    Florida bans 'critical race theory' from its classrooms
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s state Board of Education banned “critical race theory” from public school classrooms Thursday, adopting new rules it said would shield schoolchildren from curricula that could “distort historical events.”Florida’s move was widely expected as a national debate intensifies about how race should be used as a lens in classrooms to examine the country’s tumultuous history.Republican Gov
  • Dept of Health to host virtual State Health Assessment regional meetings

    Dept of Health to host virtual State Health Assessment regional meetings
    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Health announced Friday that it will host a series of virtual regional meetings in June and July to gather feedback for the State Health Assessment (SHA). These two-hour-long zoom meetings are being held in partnership with the Governor’s COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force and the Louisiana Public Health Institute. During each meeting, participants will have the opportunity to share their vision for health in Louisiana and the
  • Americans with celiac, food allergies among those battling food insecurity

    Americans with celiac, food allergies among those battling food insecurity
    SACRAMENTO, California (AP) — When Emily Brown, a Kansas City mother, couldn’t find foods that her 2-year-old with multiple food allergies could eat at a local food pantry, she mustered up the courage to ask about gluten-free foods or dairy alternatives.The response: “You got something.”The only things her daughter could eat were potatoes and salsa.“It took, really, all of my strength to make it to the car,” she said. “I crie
  • Pre-Juneteenth celebration to take place Saturday at Scotlandville BREC park

    Pre-Juneteenth celebration to take place Saturday at Scotlandville BREC park
    BATON ROUGE - In honor of the upcoming commemoration of Juneteenth, a June 19 holiday that recognizes the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in the U.S., a number of Baton Rouge community leaders are uniting to host a pre-Juneteenth event Saturday, June 12.The event, which will take place at the Scotlandville BREC Park (3200 Harding Boulevard), begins at 9:30 a.m. and ends at 1:30 p.m. Activities include a 1K trail walk, food, games, and music. Registration for the trail walk will take
  • Harris to tout child care funding and payments to families

    Harris to tout child care funding and payments to families
    Vice President Kamala Harris will highlight the Biden administration’s efforts to expand child care and relieve the financial pressures of parenthood during a visit to a child care center on Friday.Harris plans to discuss new guidance on the $15 billion in grants to support child care programs, forthcoming payments to families from the child tax credit and a separate credit to help parents pay for care.The outreach is part of the continued
  • HUD provides Louisiana with $7.6M to assist families at risk of homelessness

    HUD provides Louisiana with $7.6M to assist families at risk of homelessness
    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia L. Fudge announced Friday the awarding of the first tranche of American Rescue Plan funds for Emergency Housing Vouchers (EHVs) for individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness. Specifically, HUD is awarding Louisiana $7,651,392 – 616 vouchers – for 20 public housing authorities (PHAs) administering the Housing Choice Voucher Program. Nationally,
  • Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles warns of phishing texts

    Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles warns of phishing texts
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s Office of Motor Vehicles warns state residents that scammers are trying to get personal information with text messages claiming that people can collect money through an internet link.A news release Thursday noted that the Office of Motor Vehicles’ online transactions all are through its secure website, www.expresslane.org. The office will never ask for sensitive personal information through text messages, it sai
  • Two passengers on Celebrity Millennium cruise test positive for COVID

    Two passengers on Celebrity Millennium cruise test positive for COVID
    Two guests aboard the first major cruise ship allowing American passengers since the pandemic brought the industry to a halt tested positive for COVID-19 during a required end-of-cruise testing procedure, according to CNN.Celebrity Millennium, which set sail last Saturday, announced the positive test results on Thursday.  The cruise line said its two positive guests had shared a stateroom on the ship, and added that they are asymptomatic and now in isolation while being monito
  • Louisiana session ends in flurry of tax and financial votes

    Louisiana session ends in flurry of tax and financial votes
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers Thursday completed a nine-week legislative session where they spent hefty sums of coronavirus recovery money, worked to overhaul the state’s tax structure and found themselves battling over social issues that nearly derailed the financial debates.Years of cash crunches and financial worries gave way to a budget largesse, with federal pandemic assistance pouring into Louisiana along with an unexpected boom in state tax collections.
  • State Police: Motorcyclist killed in crash on Pumpkin Center Road

    State Police: Motorcyclist killed in crash on Pumpkin Center Road
    PUMPKIN CENTER - According to Louisiana State Police, a 75-year-old motorcyclist was killed in a Thursday evening crash on LA 1249 (Pumpkin Center Road) in Tangipahoa Parish.Police say Robert Smith of Hammond lost his life in a wreck that occurred while he was headed northbound on Pumpkin Center Road, shortly before 5:30 p.m.According to authorities, area traffic congestion caused a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado to come to a stop, and Smith's 2012 Harley Davidson motorcycle crashed into the back of
  • Drought leads to water shut-off in Southern Oregon

    Drought leads to water shut-off in Southern Oregon
    As a historic drought began to impact the northwest region of the U.S., in May the government shut down the water supply from the Upper Klamath Basin on the California-Oregon border in hopes of protecting a nearly extinct native fish species, CNN reports. But when this occurred, local farmers were cut off from water they have used for decades.The drought has "definitely made it a lot harder for us to get by year after year, and it's making an already tight margin a lo
  • G-7 nations gather to pledge 1B vaccine doses for world

    G-7 nations gather to pledge 1B vaccine doses for world
    CARBIS BAY, England (AP) — Leaders from the Group of Seven industrialized nations are set to commit at their summit to sharing at least 1 billion coronavirus shots with struggling countries around the world — half the doses coming from the U.S. and 100 million from the U.K.Vaccine sharing commitments from U.S. President Joe Biden and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson set the stage for the G-7 meeting in southwest England, where leaders will pivot Friday from opening greet
  • BRPD responds to shooting on N. Harrells Ferry Road

    BRPD responds to shooting on N. Harrells Ferry Road
    BATON ROUGE - One person is injured after a shooting broke out on North Harrells Ferry Road on Thursday night.Police responded to a call around 9:15 p.m. about a gunshot victim. The extent of injuries and condition of the victim is unknown at this time. This is a developing story. Check back for more details. Permalink| Comments
  • Mystery over claim worlds 1st decuplets born in S. Africa

    Mystery over claim worlds 1st decuplets born in S. Africa
    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa has been gripped by the mystery of whether a woman has, as has been claimed, actually given birth to 10 babies, in what would then be the world’s first recorded case of decuplets.Gosiame Thamara Sithole from the Tembisa township near Johannesburg gave birth to the babies on Monday, according to the Pretoria News newspaper which quoted the parents. The babies — seven boys and three girls — have not made a public appearance
  • BR Constables mentor young men showing consequence of bad choices

    BR Constables mentor young men showing consequence of bad choices
    BATON ROUGE – Those at the Baton Rouge Constable’s Office believe getting a grip on crime means steering kids away from it before it's too late. That’s why Constable Terrica Williams started a new mentoring program this week in hope of intercepting trouble before it starts. “Our community needs guidance and it’s from the children. If we don’t guide them we will lose them,” said Williams. Starting on Monday Williams took in fi
  • Voodoo Fest canceled, will return in 2022

    Voodoo Fest canceled, will return in 2022
    NEW ORLEANS - The Voodoo Music and Arts Experience is canceled for the second year in a row.Festival organizers announced Thursday the festival will not return for fall 2021 as previously planned but did not give a reason for the cancellation. The festival is planning a return in 2022.Those who already bought tickets will receive emails relative to refunds and rollover options.See you in 2022. ?????? pic.twitter.com/FhRZYAuD6b— Voodoo Experience (@VoodooNola) June 10, 2021Permalink| C

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